It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

I’ve said it before. I wish I’d never have to say it again. But– I have reluctant, sometimes hostile, readers.

Mon Reading Button PB to YALast year I won a grant from the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Education Foundation, and with the money I purchased a whole set of these gritty, urban, teen-angst filled books that my students will at least smile (sometimes smugly) and commit to read. I know some lie, but every single student who finishes one of these roughly 120 page books has rated it at least an eight on a scale of 1 to 10. That’s pretty good, right?

I am grateful for the folks who’ve helped me get some of my chronically fake readers to at least try a book. ORCA Soundings, you are my hero.

I know to have the most success getting my students to read, I have to match books with students’ lives and interests. The only way to do that is to read books. Lots of books. My goal is to read every book in this 65+ title set. I have a long way to go, so this Monday? Here’s what I am reading:

Overdrive by Eric Walters


 Exposure by Patricia Murdoch                                                                             Bull’s Eye by Sarah N. Harvey



2 thoughts on “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  1. amyrasmussen March 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm Reply

    Yes. I. Know. The thing is though– if I can get a kid to read the first chapter, I can usually get him to read the whole thing. Well, if I allow time in class for silent reading. The really hard cases will not read anything unless we read in class. It’s hard, but I keep trying! Best wishes to you!


  2. tinalinatime March 25, 2013 at 11:46 am Reply

    I have some of these but need to promote them more. I know my kids will enjoy them but its like pulling teeth sometimes ya know?! Haha


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